Our story in The Durham News last week on the Duke Forest deer hunt had two mistakes.
We reported that the hunt would end Dec. 31. It ended Dec. 30.
More important, we reported that 200 deer lived in the area being hunted. This morning Judson Edeburn, forest resource manager, said they don't know how many deer lived in the forest before the hunt. Estimates ranged from 15 per square mile to 80 per square mile depending on which part of the six forest division you're looking at. That put the population in the 10 square miles at between 150 and 800.
We've posted a short update that corrects these figures. The story also reports that preliminary figures show hunters killed approximately 70 deer in the hunt that began Sept. 15.
Read more about the hunt here.